No other countries will quit EU after Britain: EU chief Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not worried about other EU countries leaving the bloc after Britain because Brexit will make them see it is not a good option, he said in a newspaper interview, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:22 18 March
President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan submitted draft agreement to European Commission
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made the remarks on Saturday in Baku in the nationwide festivities held on the occasion of the national holiday of the people of Azerbaijan – Novruz.
16:51 18 March
Hungary says EU lied to Turkey over refugee deal
The EU lied to Turkey in last year’s deal on refugees, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Thursday, APA reports quoting AA.
20:49 16 March
Raimonds Vejonis: Latvia does not recognize ‘referendum’ in Nagorno-Karabakh - INTERVIEW
Q. During his recent visit to Azerbaijan, the Latvian FM said that Azerbaijan-EU relations must be based on strategic partnership. How could you contribute to boosting the process of the signing of the corresponding document? Could it be possible prior to the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit?
17:35 13 March
Albanian opposition parties decide not to register for June polls
Albania's opposition parties decided on Friday not to register at the Central Elections Commission (CEC) for the June 18 elections, threatening to boycott parliamentary election unless a caretaker government is formed, Democratic Party said in a statement, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
04:48 11 March
European Commission President hopes UK to come back to EU
European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his hope on Friday that the United Kingdom would return to the European Union, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
02:32 11 March
SGC Advisory Council Ministerial Meeting’s participants ink joint declaration
Participants of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council’s Third Ministerial Meeting signed a joint declaration in Baku, the Azerbaijani Energy Ministry said in a message Feb. 24.
18:23 24 February
Juncker says to push for EU at different speeds
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that the EU should make it easier for some member states to deepen their integration in some areas without the whole bloc following suit, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:29 24 February
Italian government informed about discontents - Maros Sefcovic
“In fact, we were pleased with hearing about progressive steps in all parts of the project. There are great progresses in the project. We considered the project for the third time today. And we thank Azerbaijani government, heads of countries located along the route, the financial institutions to fund the project. The SGC will be profitable for the countries located along the route. There were discontents about delays in the realization of the project. And we informed the Italian government about the discontents. We think the SGC is an important project for all participants, especially Italy. Because this gas will firstly be delivered to Italy. We want the first gas to be delivered to Turkey in 2018, to Europe in 2020. We’ll achieve it”, Sefcovic said.
17:31 23 February
Close participation of European financial organizations in SGC realization will be important – Azerbaijani president
According to him, Azerbaijan has established close cooperation with the European Commission in realization of significant projects: “We could create unique and exemplary international cooperation format”.
14:46 23 February
Sefcovic: SGC of strategic importance for EU
The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project is of strategic importance for the European Union, said Maros Sefcovic, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union.
14:34 23 February
European Commission may support new Asia-Europe transport corridor - UPDATED
The fact that President Ilham Aliyev and European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic have met four times this year was stressed at the meeting. They discussed the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor, and accomplishments in this area. President Ilham Aliyev and Maros Sefcovic also discussed prospects for Azerbaijan-European Commission cooperation in energy area, as well as in using transport corridors and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.
14:03 23 February
SGC Advisory Board meeting kicks off in Baku
APA-Economics reports that the head of state Ilham Aliyev also joined the meeting. He made speech at the event.
10:05 23 February
Ambassador: Hungary sees Southern Gas Corridor as priority - INTERVIEW
Q. This year Azerbaijan and Hungary celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. These countries also enjoy a strategic partnership. How do you asses the current state of relations between the two countries?
12:20 22 February
List of participants and programme of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Board announced
According to Energy Ministry, the number of countries to attend the meeting has been specified. The U.S. will be represented by Robin Dunnigan, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in the Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources, the U.K. by Prime Minister's Trade Envoy for Azerbaijan Emma Nicholson, EU by the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic. EU delegation also includes representatives of the European Commission Bernard Birvert, Andras Rozmer, Kurt Gläser and Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard.
11:32 22 February
EU boss Juncker says UK to pay 'hefty' price for Brexit
The U.K. will face “two years of tough negotiations” and pay a “very hefty” price for Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
07:02 22 February
Poland in response to EU: rule of law not under threat
Poland appeared to dismiss on Monday demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law, raising the danger that Warsaw could be stripped of its voting rights in the 28-member bloc, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:05 21 February
Southern Gas Corridor created new regional cooperation format – Azerbaijani president
The head of state said that we are now implementing the Southern Gas Corridor project jointly with a number of other countries and companies, with the support of the European Commission and this project is the continuation the projects we started to implement in 1990s: “Now, the Southern Gas Corridor is the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It costs over $40 billion. Currently, 7 countries are participating in this project. At least three countries will also join this project in the future. This project is supported by the European Commission. We discussed this issue with Šefčovič. There is a memorandum between the European Commission and Azerbaijan on strategic partnership on energy. Today, the Southern Gas Corridor is a reality”.
19:44 17 February
Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan intends to expand co-op with EU - UPDATED
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev met with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Munich Feb. 17.
18:45 17 February
Azerbaijan supplying around 5% of EU's oil demand
He reminded that the key projects of the Southern Gas Corridor, the expansion of the South-Caucasus Pipeline, TANAP and TAP have been identified as Projects of Common Interest and have been also included in the list of critical projects under the European Energy Security Strategy.
16:26 15 February